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The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« on: 2009 August 04, 01:20:05 »
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Alright, so here I am. Frustrated as fuck, trying to get this game to actually work. I've installed the most recent version of awesome mod, and the game kept crashing after screwing around with the configuration and trying everything else I could think of. (like removing and then replacing enablescriptterror).
Unfortunately I couldn't get anything to work. So I decided I should try to uninstall the game, since I've been trying FOREVER to get that freaking patch to install. It refuses to.
But no, I can't even perform a task as simple as removing the damn game from my computer.
When I tried, I got this dumb fucking error.



What the hell is this? I'm so frustrated right now. I can't even get the game to uninstall.

What do you guys think? I've never seen that error before and I don't know what's causing it.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #1 on: 2009 August 04, 01:30:04 »
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I had the same thing happen, never found out why either. I just manually uninstalled the game.
Directions to manually uninstall.

Backup the save data in Windows XP:

1. Click the Start button and select My Documents.
2. Select the Electronic Arts folder.
3. Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Cut.
4. Right-click on your desktop and select Paste.
5. To restore your Sims 3 save games, move this folder back into the Electronic Arts folder after re-installing the game.

Backup the save data in Windows Vista:

1. Click the Start button and select Documents.
2. Select the Electronic Arts folder.
3. Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Cut.
4. Right-click on your desktop and select Paste.
5. To restore your Sims 3 save games, move this folder back into the Electronic Arts folder after re-installing the game.

Delete the game files (in the default location):

1. Click the Start button and select My Computer.
2. Select the Local Disk (C:) drive folder.
3. Select the Program Files folder.
4. Select the Electronic Arts folder.
5. Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Delete.

Backup the registry:

1. Hold down the Windows key and press R.
2. At the Run command, type in "regedit" (minus the quotes) and select OK.
3. Click on File and then Export...
4. Choose a location and name for the file; this will be your backup registry file.
5. Click Save.

Delete the registry keys:

1. Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder.
2. Expand the SOFTWARE folder.
3. Expand the Electronic Arts folder.
4. Expand the Sims folder.
5. Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Delete.
6. Collapse the Electronic Arts folder.
7. Expand the Sims folder.
8. Right-click The Sims 3 folder and select Delete.
9. Collapse the Sims folder.
10. Expand the Microsoft folder.
11. Expand the Windows folder.
12. Expand the CurrentVersion folder.
13. Expand the Uninstall folder.
14. Delete the following folder if it appears:
{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}
11. Collapse the Microsoft folder.
12. Expand the Classes folder.
13. Delete the following folders if they appear:
.Sims3
.Sims3Pack
Sims3
Sims3Pack

Delete the uninstall files:

1. Click the Start button and select My Computer.
2. Select the Local Disk (C:) drive folder.
3. Select the Program Files folder.
4. Select Tools, then Folder Options, then View, then select "Show hidden files and folders."
5. Select the InstallShield Installation Information folder.
6. Delete the following folder if it appears:
{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}

The Sims 3 should now be completely removed from your system.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #2 on: 2009 August 04, 01:31:43 »
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This has already been answered in other threads. LURK MOAR and SEARCH MOAR.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #3 on: 2009 August 04, 01:35:43 »
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I cannot tell you why this happened, but it also happened to me.  I ended up downloading a freeware uninstall program to force uninstalll my game.  It worked, I reinstalled the game and installed both EA patches the lastest mostawesome mod with indiestone, I did not lose any of my savegame data.  I do not usually recommend stuff to anyone, but it took me 4 tries before I found a free software that did not just want to use the games own uninstaller..I used one called Advanced Uninstaller Pro and found it at download.com
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #4 on: 2009 August 04, 01:43:58 »
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Alright, I just had to manually uninstall the game. Lots of steps, but I managed. I just don't think I could go through it again, haha.
Thank you guys for your help. I really do appreciate it. I would not have figured it out on my own, I'm sure.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #5 on: 2009 August 05, 05:24:41 »
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I had the same thing happen, never found out why either. I just manually uninstalled the game.
Directions to manually uninstall.


This is only my second post....but it is probably the most important one I've ever made............I can't thank you enough for your step by step instructions on how to manually uninstall the TS3 game.  I'm not a modder, nor do I like to mess with files I'm not familiar with...however in this case I made an exception.  Thanks to your valuable instructions, I was able to uninstall and then reinstall the game.  This time, however I've made a back up of all the files.....not just selected ones.  Again....I am much indebted to you....thank you!! Grin


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« Reply #6 on: 2010 June 08, 21:12:00 »
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hi. i know alot of people have already done this, so sorry for bringing it up again. i have followed the step by step instructions, and it has worked for sims 3, but i also have sims 3 world adventures on my laptop and that is still installed. how do I get rid of it!! please help. thank you.
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« Reply #7 on: 2010 June 08, 21:29:41 »
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My head just asploded.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #8 on: 2010 June 08, 22:51:54 »
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hi. i know alot of people have already done this, so sorry for bringing it up again. i have followed the step by step instructions, and it has worked for sims 3, but i also have sims 3 world adventures on my laptop and that is still installed. how do I get rid of it!! please help. thank you.

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« Reply #9 on: 2010 June 09, 04:21:04 »
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hi. i know alot of people have already done this, so sorry for bringing it up again. i have followed the step by step instructions, and it has worked for sims 3, but i also have sims 3 world adventures on my laptop and that is still installed. how do I get rid of it!! please help. thank you.

Set fire to your computer. It is now infected with the WA virus and will track your every movement.
Better go ahead and set fire to the house, in case the WA virus has already spread to your major appliances.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #10 on: 2011 April 28, 00:20:24 »
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I had the same thing happen, never found out why either. I just manually uninstalled the game.
Directions to manually uninstall.
Is it okay if I have uninstalled the sims and just deleted the sims folder from MyComputer>LocalDiskC:>ProgramFilesX86>ElectronicArts? If not then I am doooooomed.  Huh
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #11 on: 2011 April 28, 00:36:09 »
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I had the same thing happen, never found out why either. I just manually uninstalled the game.
Directions to manually uninstall.
Is it okay if I have uninstalled the sims and just deleted the sims folder from MyComputer>LocalDiskC:>ProgramFilesX86>ElectronicArts? If not then I am doooooomed.  Huh
Didn't that scary necromancer guy clue you in?  Post a new thread; don't resurrect an old one.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #12 on: 2011 April 28, 00:58:35 »
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I don't know Jeebus, it seems like a pertinant comment to this thread. I think the scarey necromancer guy it just to stop vague conversations meandering on.

Dinosaur - if you used normal uninstall methods and then deleted the folders you should be just fine.
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Re: The Sims 3 REFUSES to uninstall. WHY???
« Reply #13 on: 2011 April 28, 01:04:31 »
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I had the same thing happen, never found out why either. I just manually uninstalled the game.
Directions to manually uninstall.
Is it okay if I have uninstalled the sims and just deleted the sims folder from MyComputer>LocalDiskC:>ProgramFilesX86>ElectronicArts? If not then I am doooooomed.  Huh
Didn't that scary necromancer guy clue you in?  Post a new thread; don't resurrect an old one.

EDIT: Sorry, it was on topic.
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